Christmas Matins

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In the early morning of the 25th December brass choirs are playing Christmas songs in many villages of the Erzgebirge. They start usually at 2 clock in the morning. In addition, church bells invite the people for the Christmas Matins. The Christmas Matins start usually 5 clock in the morning. In this Matins the people celebrate the birth of Jesus. There is for example a play of the Christmas story, the people sing old Christmas and miner songs.

The gift giving is traditionally done after Christmas Matins. In the Erzgebirge comes Rupprich and Bornkindl (not Santa Claus). The first cut of the Christstolln, in the Erzgebirgewith fewer spices and more butter than in Dresden, is traditionally after Christmas Matins.

Today's picture shows a music box with a motif of the Christmas Matins in Seiffen. The children have erzgebirgian Matins lanterns. It is customary to go with those lanterns to the Christmas Matins.

Today's puzzle is as colorful as the clothing of the participants of the Christmas Matins and the Matins Lanterns:

Fill out the grid with tetrominoes (4-units) in the colors red, blue and yellow. Tetrominos with the same color can only touch on the corners. The red, yellow and blue arrows indicate which is the color of the next tetromino in the specified direction.

Christmas Matins